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dc.contributor.authorRoth, Karen L.
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-06T20:41:24Z
dc.date.available2019-07-06T20:41:24Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/10534
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2019en_US
dc.description.abstractThere is abundant research regarding the positive effects of family engagement as a factor in P-12 student success. Partnerships between home and school provide opportunities for students' families and educators to establish common goals and share meaning about the purpose of schooling. Unfortunately, mainstream outreach practices by Western educators have often failed to nurture authentic relationships with Indigenous families. This may be a contributing factor in lower academic success for too many Indigenous students. Historical educational practices in the U.S. for Indigenous students such as mandated attendance at distant boarding schools and English-only policies have adversely affected their languages and cultures worldwide and left a legacy of negative associations around schooling for many Native peoples. Non-Native educators continue to add to this disconnect with teaching pedagogies and curricula that are not responsive to Indigenous lifeways and values. In addition to inappropriate instructional methods and content, outreach strategies of non-Native educators may add to practices that marginalize Indigenous students and their families and discourage collaboration between home and school. This mixed-methods study sought to find family outreach strategies implemented by early childhood educators in the Anchorage School District (ASD) that build and nurture more culturally sustaining and relational approaches to building partnerships with Alaska Native families. Such practices are more likely to lead to student success for Native students. Research methods used were (a) a content analysis of ASD school-home communication fliers, (b) a survey of ASD preschool teachers on their outreach beliefs and practices with Native families, and (c) interviews with families of Alaska Native students.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Native childrenen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectAlaskaen_US
dc.subjectAnchorageen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Native youthen_US
dc.subjectindigenous peoplesen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Native parentsen_US
dc.titleComing together at the table: partnering with urban Alaska Native families for their children's school successen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreephden_US
dc.contributor.chairVinlove, Amy
dc.contributor.committeeTopkok, Sean Asiqluq
dc.contributor.committeeWilliams, Maria Shaa Tlaa
dc.contributor.committeeJester, Timothy
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-06T02:51:59Z


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